Addiction & Youth Services Specialist

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Upcoming Program
Addiction & Youth Services Specialist
This program is under review and requires PTIB approval.
This program is coming soon.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

(This program requires PTIB approval)
This diploma program focuses on preparing graduates for a career as an addictions and youth service practitioner. The program provides graduates with a solid theoretical and practical skill-based foundation required to provide support to individuals, families, and groups who are seeking personal support from available assistance programs.

OVERVIEW

Program Length*

Full Time

  • Total 41 weeks (Including practicum length)
  • 5 hours per session
  • 5 sessions per week

Work Experience

  • Total 7 weeks
  • 175 hours

Admission Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent or
  • Mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet the College’s English proficiency requirements

Credential

  • Addiction & Youth Services Specialist Diploma

*Program Length does not include breaks and holiday breaks

Career
Opportunities

  • Public and Private Healthcare
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Residential Programs
  • Community Counselling
  • Group Homes

Addiction & Youth
Services in Canada

  • Canada’s federal health minister has announced $71.7 million in emergency funding to improve access to addiction treatment services
    in B.C.
    Source: CBC News 2018
  • In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue or addiction problem.
    Source: “Mental Illness and Addictions: Facts and Statistics.”CAMH
  • As of February 2019, 936 jobs are posted on Indeed

British Columbia
Labour Market

  • In all, B.C. is forecast to have 903,000 job openings between 2018 and 2028.
  • 77% of future jobs will require some form of post-secondary education or training.

Source: B.C.’s labour market outlook: 2018

PROGRAM COURSES

Interviewing Techniques

ACAP 100 Academics Prep SOCS 130 Adolescence & Addictions
OFFP 100 Office Procedures SOCS 140 Addiction Family Culture
MOAW 100 Word Processing SOCS 150 Intake Procedures
BCOM 100 Business Communication SOCS 160 Substance Abuse assessment &
Treatment
COMM 100 Interpersonal Communication SOCS 170 Individual & Group Facilitation
SOCS 100 Ethical Practice SOCS 180 Relapse Prevention
PSYC 100 Psychology Fundamentals SOCS 190 Case Management & Report Writing
PHAR 100 Pharmacology Fundamentals SOCS 200 Policy, Legislation, Government
& Community Resources
PSYC 110 Mental Health Fundamentals SELF 100 Self Care
PSYC 120 Crisis Intervention SAFE 100 Workplace Safety & First Aid
SOCS 110 Addictions & Substance Abuse Fundamentals AYSP 100 Work Experience (Practicum)
SOCS 120 At Risk Populations CARS 100 Career Planning

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